"I Can't Wait To See DR. STRANGE And The BLACK PANTHER" Says Stan Lee

"I Can't Wait To See DR. STRANGE And The BLACK PANTHER" Says Stan Lee

Speaking to CNN, Stan "The Man" Lee talks about a number of Marvel endeavors including how much he's making off The Avengers. The answer might surprise you.

On the unprecedented success of Marvel's The Avengers and how no one was predicting such a huge financial windfall [except for Intruder]---
Stan Lee: Oh, I could have told everybody it was going to be this big of a hit! I don't know why they couldn't have predicted it. It couldn't miss! It's got some of the most popular characters in the world today. You put together a great script, a great director, great actors and a cameo by me -- how could it miss?

In response to the notion that he's receiving a portion of the billion dollar box office total---
Lee: I hate to admit this, but I do not share in the movie's profits. I just share in the interviews, in the glamour, in the people saying, "Wow, I love that movie, Stan" -- but I'm not a participant in the profits.

But Lee is listed as an Executive Producer. Surely he receives something---
Lee: Yes, but it's just an honorary title. Well, it would be nice [to receive something]. (laughs) But I'm used to the way the situation is. I don't go around thinking about it. I am really very pleased that people enjoy the movie, that it's doing well, and even though I didn't film the movie myself, I seem to be getting a lot of credit for it! (laughs)

On who he'd like to see next on the big screen---
Lee: I can't wait to see Dr. Strange and The Black Panther.

Stan is then asked whether these films are in the works---
Lee: I have a feeling they very well might be. They're certainly being considered right now.

The one character Stan wishes he had created---
Lee: Well, it would have been nice to come up with Superman! (laughs)

There's a lot more in the interview with Lee over at CNN so be sure to click the source link below to read the full transcript.

The Avengers is an American superhero film produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name. It is the sixth installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film is written and directed by Joss Whedon and features an ensemble cast, which includes Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson. In The Avengers, Nick Fury, director of the peacekeeping organization S.H.I.E.L.D., recruits Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, and Captain America to save the world from destruction.

Development of The Avengers began when Marvel Studios received a grant from Merrill Lynch in April 2005. After the success of the film Iron Man in May 2008, Marvel announced that The Avengers would be released in July 2011. With the signing of Scarlett Johansson in March 2009, the film was pushed back for a 2012 release. Whedon was brought on board in April 2010 and rewrote the screenplay that was originally written by Zak Penn. Production began in April 2011 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, before moving to Cleveland, Ohio in August 2011 and New York City in September 2011. The film was converted to 3D in post-production.

The Avengers was released in the United States on May 4, 2012 in 2D and 3D.

Running Time: 2 hrs 23minutes
Release Date: May 4 2012 (USA)
MPAA Rating: PG 13 for for intense sequences of action and violence, some disturbing images, and language
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Hiddleston, Cobie Smulders, Jeremy Renner, Clark Gregg, Stellan Skarsgård, Mark Ruffalo, Amanda Righetti, Scarlett Johansson and Lou Ferrigno The Incredible Hulk (voice) .
Directed by: Joss Whedon
Written by: Zak Penn (initial screenplay), Joss Whedon (revised screenplay)

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PaulRom - 5/14/2012, 10:06 AM
I really hope we see a Black Panther film soon. Could be amazing if done right (and knowing Marvel, I'm sure they'll do it right).
StrangerX - 5/14/2012, 10:08 AM
Black Panther FTW
Jordan757 - 5/14/2012, 10:15 AM
Hope one of the films is black panther for summer of 2014
Gerrit - 5/14/2012, 10:16 AM
Doc. Strange and Black Panther movies. That's what I want to, great minds think alike.
jessepostal - 5/14/2012, 10:25 AM
I think Stan just gave away the next two movies that marvel will put out
ndwwrestler2 - 5/14/2012, 10:29 AM
I need to log in on this site more, because I remember saying that the Avengers would break Avatars record.
sinchsw - 5/14/2012, 10:31 AM
Doctor Strange MUST be the 2nd 2014 movie. They can wait an extra year to release Avengers 2. They need the Doctor to introduce the world of magic, with an actor near the level of RDJ.

Black Panther would also be awesome, but less necessary.
TonyChu - 5/14/2012, 10:32 AM
Oh hells yes to Black Panther. His story alone would make a great film. I actually have been writing a short story on how Black Panther should be transitioned to film.
sinchsw - 5/14/2012, 10:32 AM
What ever happened to the short films they were going to make? That would be a great way to test the waters on characters like Black Panter, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Nova, Captain Marvel, Moon Knight, and other similar characters.
sinchsw - 5/14/2012, 10:33 AM
TonyChu - pitch it to Marvel as a short 3 to 5 minute film.
TonyChu - 5/14/2012, 10:37 AM
@ sinchsw If I had the time and the money I would. The story is really a struggle between T'Chaka and T'Challa's views on the outside world. And how T'Challa's brother sets up his fathers death to take the throne.
thalidomide - 5/14/2012, 10:38 AM
Black Panther is going to be awesome if done right.
TonyChu - 5/14/2012, 10:39 AM
@ Azazel1 How do you hate Black Panther? He is basically just like Batman and just like how Batman has a file to defeat every character on the JLA, Black Panther has a file in his drawer on how to defeat Galactus.
bobevanz - 5/14/2012, 10:39 AM
I called doctor strange, good job bob! Ant-man is the secret movie marvel already filmed, or it might be guardians of the galaxy(i think this is more likely due to the heavy cgi for everything and also the characters) but im soooooo glad doctor strange is in the works. Someone who has a better chance against thanos than anyone else ^_^
Quick question, what do you get when you combine galactus and thanos together? This:
TonyChu - 5/14/2012, 10:40 AM
@ thalidomide Black Panther has the potential to have one of the best comicbook story lines to date if done right.
CapFan79 - 5/14/2012, 10:41 AM
I like Stan but he takes all the credit.

No to Black Panther as a solo film. I'm even Meh on Ant-Man. I think Avengers 2 should just add War Machine. Would like to see HYDRA re-form in Cap 2 and be the main villains setting up Thanos for Avengers 3
TonyChu - 5/14/2012, 10:41 AM
Besides if Doc Strange is going to be on a team why not do a Defenders movie to branch out other characters in the Marvel universe. I never really thought of Doc Strange as an Avenger.
oliver10 - 5/14/2012, 10:42 AM
Black Panther and DR Strange?....man, both an epic fail from me....bring on Ant Man and Wasp!!!
BlackFlash - 5/14/2012, 10:42 AM
Wow hate is a bit of a strong word but ok

I say bring on Black Panther

DanteSparda - 5/14/2012, 10:43 AM
2014: Captain America 2, Doctor Strange.

2015: Ant-Man, Black Panther.

2016: The Incredible Hulk 2, Guardians of the Galaxy.

2017: The Avengers 2: The Thanos Imperative.
Kayo - 5/14/2012, 10:43 AM
norrinradd85 - 5/14/2012, 10:44 AM
Jim Caviezel or Johnny Depp are my only choices for Strange. I don't care if everyone else is sick of Depp it's not his fault he's in so many movies the guy has to work and he's a dead ringer for the role.

As for Black Panther = Djimon Hounsou
xstryker - 5/14/2012, 10:47 AM
Would love to see Taye Diggs as T'Challa, with Chiwetel Ejiofor as T'chaka.
AC1 - 5/14/2012, 10:50 AM
Dr Strange first, then Black Panther! As much as I love The Avengers and all the solo in the film, now that the movie's out I'm so excited to see this expand, and see new characters on screen!
I'm also interested to see how Ant-Man goes. With Edgar Wright on board it's bound to be really fun, but I'm not sure how I feel about the rumour Hank Pym will be Ant Man in the 60s, since really he should be a member of the Avengers at some point. Also, I think that while Jan could be introduced in Ant-Man, maybe she should get her powers in whatever Avengers movie they end up in.
0ptimusCrime - 5/14/2012, 10:55 AM
gotta love Stan
XmutantX - 5/14/2012, 11:04 AM
the rapper TI said he was in talks with marvel..must be black panther...blaaahhhhh
SkaarJones - 5/14/2012, 11:06 AM
Black Panther could be a great film. I think his story can easily translate to film. I don't know how you make a great film about Doc Strange. Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter had great wizard stories, but is that gonna be the case with DS? Can it translate to a good CBM? As a solo character, his comics (even though I still collected) have not been overwhelmingly exciting.
Sanderman - 5/14/2012, 11:07 AM
Black panther makes the most sense for this movie universe especially with some of the hints regarding him in other movies. Strange would be cool too just please bo ant man. I just don't see him fitting in well on the big screen. Just the name alone would make people laugh and not take him seriously
SageMode - 5/14/2012, 11:15 AM
BLACK PANTHER'S origin story has all the makings of an awesome movie.

Show T'Challa's warrior training from birth leading into his Trials of Ascension by defeating his father (instead if his uncle S'Yan) to becoming the new Panther.

And have the main villain KLAW wanting to steal Wakandan vibranium for some bigger scheme.
sexfoodcomics - 5/14/2012, 11:27 AM
It's so obviose they are going to do a black panther movie. Not offecnse but the studio is going to want something to grab the African American group. The avengers is a bunch of white girls and a girl, hahah, th ey need a black guy to round it out.
JMESS - 5/14/2012, 11:41 AM
stan lee, I didnt think I could respect you more but I guess I was wrong
jazzman - 5/14/2012, 11:48 AM
bring on Black Panther and Dr Strange.


Djimon Hounsou is too old for Black Panther for crying out loud. only role he can play is the father.
oliver10 - 5/14/2012, 12:02 PM
@ sexfoodcomics, couldnt agree with you more....starting to introuduce a seriously dull boring character just because he's black smacks of tokenism,
should keep "all da brothers" happy thou....if it is
the case that a black character has to be introuduced..why not Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Misty n Collen....a Marvel knights mash up would be great!!!
ThaMessenger07 - 5/14/2012, 12:05 PM
Both would be awesome, Black Panther would be the most exciting.
jazzman - 5/14/2012, 12:08 PM

how the f**k is Black Panther a boring character. it shows how u dont know nothing about the character at all.
GUNSMITH - 5/14/2012, 12:11 PM

GUNSMITH - 5/14/2012, 12:13 PM
jazzman - 5/14/2012, 12:22 PM

i believe the best actors for the role imo are

Anthony Mackie

Aldis Hodge

SpiderFan35 - 5/14/2012, 12:23 PM
@Gunsmith: I was going to suggest Eddie Murphy for the role but nevermind :D

jazzman - 5/14/2012, 12:23 PM

is too old the time Marvel going to do a Black Panther movie he will be 50.
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